MAC Black Walnut, Cat’s Meow, Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is supposed to be an “easy-glide formula” with a “soft texture that’s perfect for rimming the sensitive waterline” that has “colour intensity and extreme depth” in a “long-wearing waterproof formula.” It’s a slim, twist-up eyeliner thas has light slip–not enough to slide around too easily but enough not to tug–with semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage in one stroke. They felt creamier rather than waxy to me. On me, the formula wore between six and nine hours on me before noticeably thinning. None of them lasted for more than a few hours on the waterline, and some shades applied better/worse on the waterline. Some shades flaked while they wore, between four and six hours in (noted by the shade).

Black Walnut ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “brown-black.” It’s a medium-dark black with warm, brown undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage with two passes. The consistency didn’t drag on the lash line, but it wasn’t really wet or emollient (usually a good thing!). It lasted for eight hours on the lower lash line, four hours on the waterline. Makeup Geek Obsidian (P, $9.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet (P, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Zero (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Obsidian (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Puro Amor (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (931) (LE, $33.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cat’s Meow ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black.” It’s a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and glided on without tugging (the swatch of it looks drier than it felt) and yielded mostly opaque coverage in one stroke. The color lasted for eight hours on the lower lash line, four hours on the waterline. Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is less glossy, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Flourish Me Deep (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less glossy, cooler (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (931) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier, darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Squid ($17.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “carbon black.” It’s a dark black with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation in one pass with a lightly creamy consistency that applied without dragging on the skin. This one wore for eight hours on the lower lash line, five hours on the waterline. Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Flourish Me Deep (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is less glossy, darker (95% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Obsidian (P, $9.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier, darker (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Black Walnut
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Cat's Meow
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Squid
Squid
Squid
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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MAC  Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC  Modern Twist Kajal Liner
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MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Black Walnut Modern Twist Kajal Liner

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MAC Cat's Meow Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Cat’s Meow Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Cat's Meow Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Cat’s Meow Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner

MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner
MAC Squid Modern Twist Kajal Liner